Feb 20, 2017

# South Indian Bank PO Model Question Paper on Reasoning

Directions (Q. 1-3): Study the following series I and II comprising letters/digits/symbols and answer the questions given below.
Series I: N P Q * 5 4 B Z \$ # 3 7 D 9 A ↑ F 8 G H 1 + D K 6
Series II: 7 4 £ J M 1 © Y P 8 Q R 5 T N 6 2 ↓U A 3 9 @ I S
1. What is the total number of symbols in series I each of which is immediately followed by a digit and immediately preceded by a letter together with the number of letters in series II which are immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a letter?
1) S
2) 4
3) 1
4) 3
5) None of these

2. If the first ten elements of series I are picked up and written in reverse order followed by last ten elements of series II without changing the order, which of the following pairs of elements will indicate sixteenth element from left and the eighth element to its left respectively?
1) A,Q
2) 3,Q
3) 3,Z
4) A, Z
5) None of these

3. If the letters, the digits and the symbols from each series are counted separately, which of the following is lowest in count?
1) Symbols in series I
2) Letters in series I
3) Digits in series II
4) Symbols in series II
5) None of these

4. How many pairs of letters are there in the word EXPLOSION which have as many letters between them as in the English alphabet?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) Four
5) None of these

5. In a certain code language the word ‘DISPLAY’ is written as ‘BLQSJDW’. How will the word ‘PROJECT’ be written in that language?
1) NUMMCER
2) NUNMCFR
3) NTNMCFR
4) NTMMCFR
5) None of these

6. In a unit test Suman’s marks in Mathematics is more than her marks in History but not more than Geography. Her marks in Science is more than that in History but not as much as in Mathematics and her marks in English is not as much as in Geography. In which of the given subjects did she score the lowest?
1) History
2) English
3) Science
5) None of these

7. If the order of the digits in each of the following numbers is reversed and then newly formed numbers are arranged in ascending order, what will be the middle digit of the fourth number from top?
845, 632, 489, 398, 817, 546, 279, 638
1) 1
2) 3
3) 4
4) 8
5) None of these

8. If R means x , D means ÷, A means + and S means -, then what is the value of
95 D 19 R 11 S 28 A 17 ?
1) 34
2) 46
3) 35
4) 48
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 9-11): Read the following informa l0ll carefully and answer the questions given below.
(i) Five friends Amar, Kapil, Saivesh, Rohan and Nagesh wear shirts of different colours, viz. red, yellow, blue, white and green (not necessarily in the same order) while going for a party.
(ii) Each one of them has different likings viz. reading, playing, travelling, singing and writing.
(iii) Kapil, who has liking for singing, does not wear a yellow shirt. Sarvesh wears red shirt and does not like reading or writing. Nagesh likes to play and does not wear a blue or yellow shirt. Amar has liking for writing and Rohan does not wear a yellow or green shin.

9. What is the colour of Kapil’s shirt?
1) White
2) Green
3) Blue
5) None of these

10. Who has liking for reading?
1) Rohan
2) Amar
3) Kapil
5) None of these

11. Which of the following combinations of person-colour liking is correct?
2) Negesh-White-Playing
3) Amar-Yellow-Writing
4) Nagesh-Green-Playing
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 12-16): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer (1): if only assumption I is implicit.
Give answer (2): if only assumption II is implicit.
Give answer (3): if either I or II is implicit.
Give answer (4): if neither I nor II is implicit.
Give answer (5): if both I and II are implicit.
12. Statement: Pollution is a slow poison, and therefore social scientists and the media must work together to create sensitivity among people.
Assumptions:
I. Media is well informed and aware about the effects of pollution.
II. Media is likely to influence people to raise their sensitivity towards various problems.

13. Statement: In country ‘X’ a public servant cannot claim immunity from prosecution for any objectionable act committed while performing his official duty.
Assumptions:
I. A public servant is likely to commit an objectionable act while performing his official duty.
II. Everyone is equal before law.

14. Statement: The entry of multinational companies in India has led to higher efficiency of the
Indian companies who are competing with them.
Assumptions:
I. Employees of multinationals may serve as models for Indian company’s employees.
II. Competition will reduce many Indian companies to ashes.

15. Statement: ‘Only candidates having B. Tech., B.E., MBA and MCA with at least one year’s exposure to software will be considered for admission to our course’ - Admission criterion of a reputed software training institute.
Assumptions:
I. The candidates having requisite background are likely to complete the course successfully.

16. Statement: ‘If you would like to have any more information of XYZ credit card, call us between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm 365 days of the year’ -An advertisement of ‘XYZ credit card company’.
Assumptions:
I. Competition produces more friendly customer service.
II. The company values and appreciates the need of the customers.

Directions (Q. 17-21): In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.
Give answer (1): if only conclusion I follows.
Give answer (2): if only conclusion II follows.
Give answer (3): if either I or II follows.
Give answer (4): if neither I nor II follows.
Give answer (5): if both I and II follows.

17. Statement: The maximum number of vacancies for the clerical cadre is 40, which will be filled through this recruitment round - An advertisement of Company ‘A’.
Conclusions:
I. The Company ‘A’ may appoint less than 40 clerks in this round.
II. The Company ‘A’ may appoint 40 clerks in this round.

18. Statement: Global ecological issues have eclipsed local environmental problems which are being faced by the poor societies.
Conclusions:
I. Poor societies always have to suffer because of their poverty.
II. Global ecological issues are not so important. Rich societies can bear with it.

19. Statement: People in metropolitan city ‘X’ have welcomed the recent Supreme Court order banning the registration of private vehicles that do not conform to Euro II emission norms with immediate effect for metropolitan city ‘Y’ only.
Conclusions:
I. City ‘X’ has quite lower level of vehicular pollution than city ‘Y’.
II. Public vehicles do not contribute to the vehicular pollution.

20. Statement: ‘70% of the world’s data is processed on XYZ company’s platforms’ - An advertisement of XYZ - a computer manufacturing company.
Conclusions:
I. There is no other company in the world which produces platforms of data processing.
II. Company XYZ has to make more efforts to market its platforms.

21. Statement: The government of State ‘A’ has sought a waiver of outstanding Central loans of Rs 4,000 crores and a moratorium on repayment pending the waiver.
Conclusions:
I. Unlike other states, State ‘A’ has no desire to make repayment of its loans.
II. State ‘A”s financial condition does not appear to be satisfactory.

Directions (Q. 22-31): Below are given two passages A and B followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Mark answer (1): if the inference is "definitely true" i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
Mark answer (2): if the inference is "probably true" thought not "definitely true" in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer (3): if the "data are inadequate" i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
Mark answer (4): if the inference is "probably false" though not "definitely false" in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer (5): if the inference is "definitely false" i.e; it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.
(22-26): Passage A
India suffers from five major problems in dealing with the disabled persons who account for 10 per cent of the country’s total population.
One may not be aware that one in every six persons in the world is an individual with disability, that more severely disabled people live in developing countries, that daily 2300 persons are added to the global population of persons with disabilities due to trauma and injury; and that between 1992 and 2025 the number of persons with disabilities in the world is expected to double. It is predicted that developed nations will record a 14 per cent decrease while developing countries will show 47 per cent increase by the end of 2025 A.D.
22. India has developed perspective plan to reduce by 10% the number of cases of disabled persons.
23. The number of disabled persons in developing countries is going to increase at an alarming rate.
24. Developed countries seem to be taking good preventive measures to control its number of disabled persons.
25. By the end of 2025 the developed nations may not have even one per cent of its population suffering from disabilities.
26. The number of cases of disabilities because of trauma and injury is quite negligible.
(27-31): Passage B
Not only the smoker, but individuals surrounding him/her can be harmed by tobacco smoke. Children are put further at risk since they are three times more likely to smoke if their parents do.
As far as smokers are concerned one out of every two smokers, who start at a young age and continue smoking throughout their lives-, will ultimately be killed by a tobacco related illness. With prolonged smoking, smokers have a death rate about three times higher than non-smokers at all ages. Stopping smoking decreases health risks associated with tobacco use. It can decrease the burden of diseases such
as heart or respiratory diseases. There are clear health benefits including longer life, even for those who quit smoking at the age of 60 and above.
27. Those smokers who start smoking regularly at a young age are less likely to stop it.
28. Non-smoking adults who surround smokers constantly are less likely to be harmed.
29. Non-smokers who are victims of passive smoking have one-third death rate as compared to smokers.
30. Stopping smoking at an old age does not reduce the chances of health risks.
31. If parents stop smoking when their children are young, then the children are less likely to give up ‘smoking.

Directions (Q. 32-34): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between "Strong" arguments and "Weak" arguments so far as they relate to the question. "Strong" arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. "Weak" arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the questions.
Instructions: Each statement below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the argument is a "strong" argument and which is a "weak" argument.
Give answer (1): if only argument I is "strong",
Give answer (2): if only argument II is "strong",
Give answer (3): if either I or II is "strong",
Give answer (4): if neither I nor II is "strong",
Give answer (5): if both I and II are "strong".
32. Statement: Should slum-dwellers be provided free houses in big cities and metropolises?
Arguments:
I. No, most of the slum dwellers are poor and illiterate.
II. Yes, providing food and shelter to every citizen is the responsibility of any welfare state.

33. Statement: Should polythene bags be banned in India?
Arguments:
I. No, the polythene bags are very cheap and are very convenient.
II. Yes, that is what many countries are doing.

34. Statement: Should military service for short duration be made compulsory to all eligible youth in India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, Indian defence forces are badly in need of jawans and officers.
II. Yes, it will inculcate discipline and national pride in youth.

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